Zelensky signed a law on compensation for damaged or destroyed housing due to Russian aggression
Relevant information posted on the website of the Ukrainian Parliament.
The document defines the legal and organizational principles for the state to provide compensation for damage and destruction of certain categories of real estate as a result of hostilities, starting from February 24, 2022. The law will not apply to facilities that were in the temporarily occupied territory on the date of the introduction of martial law.
Compensation will be provided exclusively for damaged or destroyed residential property: apartments, other residential premises (for example, dormitory rooms), manor-type houses, garden and country houses, construction objects in which supporting and external structures are built. Only citizens of Ukraine will be entitled to compensation.
Owners of destroyed apartments and other residential premises will be able to obtain a housing certificate – a document confirming the guarantee of the state to finance the purchase of an apartment or other residential premises in the amount of a certain amount of money. They have the right to independently choose a geographical location for the use of a housing certificate.
The amount of compensation for destroyed housing will be calculated for each region separately and as close as possible to the market price per square meter.
Sources of financing compensation are determined by means of the state and local budgets; international financial organizations, other creditors and investors; international technical and/or repayable or non-refundable financial assistance; reparations or other penalties from the Russian Federation.
According to estimates, more than 1 million Ukrainians are currently homeless. As of the beginning of March, Ukrainians have already filed 335 thousand applications for damage or destruction of housing through the Diya portal. The current volume of declared destruction is about 23 million square meters. m, while most of all declared in the Donetsk, Kharkov and Kyiv regions. More than 500 communities have already been registered in the register of damaged property, data on 10 thousand objects have been entered.
As reported on February 28, 2023 The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted in general draft law No. 7198 on the creation of a state register of housing damaged and destroyed as a result of the armed invasion of the Russian Federation into Ukraine and the procedure for compensation for it.
On February 24, 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a “special military operation” in the occupied Donbas. Russia launched missile strikes on the territory of Ukraine and launched a direct full-scale invasion in four directions. The armed forces of Ukraine are rebuffing the enemy, the blitzkrieg plan – to capture Kyiv in two or three days – failed, the Russian army retreated from the capital. The Russian military commits thousands of war crimes and crimes against humanity throughout Ukraine.
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